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ECO Pedal

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The newly developed ECO Pedal system - the world's first technology of its type - is designed to assist drivers in fuel efficient driving through control over excess fuel consumption during start and acceleration. Nissan plans to commercialize the ECO Pedal by fiscal 2009.

Features

When ECO Pedal system is on, each time the driver exerts excess pressure on the acceleration pedal, the system counteracts in advance with a pedal push-back control mechanism (tactile indicator) . To prevent revving up of engine. At the same time, the level of fuel-efficient driving is indicated through the color and flashing of the ECO-P lamp (visible indicator). Studies show that effective eco-driving behavior with ECO Pedal drive assist, contributes to improve fuel efficiency by 5-10%* in most driving conditions.

* Based on Nissan's internal research data.

System Configuration

The control system operates the ECO-P lamp accordingly to driving conditions. In addition to ECO-P lamp, the system assists eco-driving through push-back control mechanism of the acceleration pedal, using the controller.

* ECO Pedal Control.
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